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Bamboo Thai Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Allston / Brighton
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1616 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02135-5001
+1 617-734-8192
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Atlanta, GA
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Ordered dinner. Been trying different Thai restaurants on my frequent trips to Boston and ordered take-out from Bamboo. Ordered crispy spring rolls (tasty but filling was a little dry) and stir fry chicken with cashew sauce and Pad Thai. I always order pad thai and always judge a new restaurant by their version of this classic Thai dish. Well all... More 

Thank Sheryl B
Westerly, Rhode Island
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 January 2017

My husband and I were staying nearby this place and popped in for a quick lunch. It was well priced, very quick, without being rushed, and delicious! We shared the fresh spring roll appetizer - huge portion! and each got a pad Thai. I had the duck and my husband had the seafood. Big portions (I took home half) and... More 

Thank Helen6105
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

My co-workers and I went to this restaurant. While I am not fond of Thai Food this restaurant is was nice. They offer more than just Thai and the prices were reasonable and the service was fast. A great spot for a quick lunch.

Thank Lisa W
Ashby, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Havent eaten at Bamboo for long time. Always liked the duck. This time had the chili duck, at least as good as the penang which is wonderful. My friends had other dishes, all really tasty. We actually got delivery and that was very efficient also. Strongly recommend Bamboo. It is in Brighton, at the edge of Brookline.

Thank ashby17
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 June 2016

The atmosphere here is great, but take-out is also a good option. The food is delicious and never a disappointment. Love their fried rices!

Thank Emilee B
Newton, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Take-out or eat-in, this Bamboo is terrific. Wonderful chopped chicken in pastry and other appetizers set you up for high expectations and then there is the delivery of lovely plates of really good mains. Excellent pad thai. Staff warm and welcoming, easy parking nearby, with pass card from restaurant. Makes for a lovely lunch or dinner or in-between spot!

Thank MGM41
Adirondacks, New York
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

We are in Boston for 10 days and ate here 5 of them. The prices are right and the food good. I loved there curry. Beautiful salt water fish tank adds to the experience. Order your food slowly as they do rush it out of the kitchen.

Thank JohnnyMenu
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

I enjoy a good pad thai and when I come to town I go to Bamboo Thai. Unfortunately the pad thai was bland. We shared tom yum soup and calamari which was tasty. Our green curry chicken was also lacking spices. I'm glad i had a groupon for this meal.

Thank MinnesotaAgnes
Clemmons, North Carolina
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366 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2015

I came here with my girlfriend earlier this fall. It's got a great menu and a nice ambiance. There are fish tanks next to some of the tables so you can watch tropical fish while you eat! If the lollipop chicken wings are on special, be sure to order them as an appetizer!

Thank Andrei S
Poughkeepsie, New York
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

Since we were going to be in Boston, I researched the best Thai restaurant I could find and I was not disappointed. The menu offered many items to choose from, the food was delicious and the portions were huge. All of us enjoyed what we ate. I would certainly go there again the next time I'm in the area.

Thank poughzp

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1616 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02135-5001
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Allston / Brighton
  • Neighbourhood: Allston / Brighton
  • Phone Number: +1 617-734-8192

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?